Father’s day is coming. Have you prepared any presents for your beloved dad?
There are a lot of good gifts you can buy from the local stores. But this time, why don’t you try making one DIY gift by yourself for your father?
The handmade presents always contain many good meanings. Your dad definitely will feel extremely happy when receiving a gift made of his priceless child.’
It is not hard to make a DIY gift. You can read this article to learn the top 34 DIY gift ideas and the easiest way to do them.
Table of Contents
- 1. Dad You Rock! Craft
- 2. Personalized Spatula
- 3. DIY Candy Dispenser
- 4. Wood Clock
- 5. DIY Watch Stand
- 6. Fingerprint Daddy & Me Coffee Mug
- 7. Rock Frame
- 8. Bottle Opener
- 9. DIY Cookout Kit
- 10. DIY Tie Rack
- 11. DIY Simple Cedar Planter Boxes
- 12. DIY T-Shirt
- 13. DIY Wine Rack
- 14. Chip Off The Old Block
- 15. Dual-sided ‘Dad & Grandpa Established’ Etched Glass
- 16. Grill Set Holder
- 17. DIY Father’s Day Jerky Gift Basket
- 18. Printable Bottle Tags
- 19. M&M’s Bow Tie Card
- 20. An Instagram Picture Frame
- 21. DIY Blocks Building Memories
- 22. DIY Father’s Day Key Chains
- 23. DIY Wood Grain Flask
- 24. Leather Mason Jar Sleeve
- 25. Pour-over Coffee Stand
- 26. Father’s Day Card
- 27. Wood-burning Crafts
- 28. DIY No-Sew Bow Tie for Dad
- 29. DIY Engraved Wood Mousepad
- 30. DIY Father’s Day Tie Herb Pot
- 31. Printable Gift
- 32. “We’re Nuts About You” Photo Frame
- 33. Natural Branch Coasters
- 34. Number One Dad Memory Box
1. Dad You Rock! Craft
Even young children can make this craft by themselves. There are only 3 steps which you have to follow to make this beautiful item.
Your father can use this craft to decorate his working table, his sleep table, or carry it by his side to go everywhere.
2. Personalized Spatula
If your dad loves cooking, you can make a DIY spatula for him! Here are the materials you need to prepare:
- A spatula (with wood handle)
- A sandpaper
- A mod podge
- Foam brush
- Paints pens
With these materials, you can transform a regular spatule into a unique, beautiful item. The instruction will teach you how to cut, modify, and decorate the handmade spatula.
3. DIY Candy Dispenser
You will need a lot of time to make a candy dispenser. But the concept of this project is very easy to follow. Of course, the result will definitely be impressive.
There are only 2 materials you need to prepare, which are wood and glue. You will learn how to assemble all the wood pieces to form a big dispenser and the way to decorate it.
4. Wood Clock
The wood clock has a simple appearance, and it is very simple to do! You only need the 4 following materials to do the gift:
- A battery (AA type)
- Clock kit (with numbers, motor, and clock hands)
- A piece of wood (big size)
- A keyhole hanger
After preparing all the required materials, you have to follow the instructions to build the clock. It contains 17 easy steps, including measurements, building, hanging, and setting up.
5. DIY Watch Stand
A watch stand does not only help protect the watch but also brings a modern look to the bedroom of your father.
You probably think that this item is difficult to make. But the truth is, there are only 9 short steps to follow.
To do this project, you will need the following materials:
- Wood pieces
- Scrap wood
- Belt sander
- Measuring tape
- Ceramic tile cutter
- Black pipe
- Table Saw
- Ceramic drill bit
- Angle grinder
- Marble tile
- 2-part epoxy
6. Fingerprint Daddy & Me Coffee Mug
You don’t need to buy expensive materials to make a perfect gift for your dad. All you need are a cup, colorful paints, and your thumb!
Put your thumb in the paints and decorate the cup with your fingerprints. That’s all of this concept. Really simple, isn’t it?
7. Rock Frame
Is your dad a photographer? Does he often collect special-designed photo frames? If yes, you should make an exclusive rock frame for him that no other one has.
The concept is simple to do. You just need to assemble the polished rocks into a wooden photo frame with the help of hot glues. And then, you can decorate this item with paints as you desire.
8. Bottle Opener
A bottle opener will be a great present for dads who love drinking beer! The instruction will teach you how to attach the screws to a wooden box and hang it on the wall in your home.
The difficult part is, you need to make the box stay tight on the wall so that it will not fall down every time your dad tries opening a bottle.
9. DIY Cookout Kit
Here comes another great gift idea for dads who love cooking. What can be better than preparing a cookout kit for them?
The main detail of this project is to find perfect positions for each of the above materials. You need to organize all these tools to make them look beautiful together in a wooden kit.
10. DIY Tie Rack
Is your father proud of his collection of ties? You should give him a DIY tie rack so that he can show out his most beautiful collection.
The most important part of this idea is measurement. You have to set up the nails carefully so that they stay aligned and keep space with each other.
11. DIY Simple Cedar Planter Boxes
The cedar planter boxes surely will amaze your father. This work requires you to do many measurements so that you can create wood pieces that have the same size.
Also, you need to carefully attach the wood pieces together to build the flower box and paint it.
12. DIY T-Shirt
How about a T-shirt for your daddy? With your creativity, you can easily impress your dad with an unprinted T-shirt and a bleach pen.
If you are good at designing, you can draw the T-shirt as you like. If you don’t, the instruction already contains the design template, which you can download and apply to your gift.
13. DIY Wine Rack
With a DIY wine rack, your dad can now show out his collection of wine. All you need to prepare is some wood pieces, hex bolts, wood screws, and glue used for wood.
The instructor recommends using a miter saw to make the cuts of the woods easier. The rest of the concept is to measure, drill, and insert the screws on the cuts of the woods.
14. Chip Off The Old Block
With a low budget, you can make some wooden blocks that have the picture of you and your father. These gifts will be a great decoration for the working desks of your dad.
The supplies for this concept are:
- Unfinished wooden cubes
- Printed pictures of you and your dad
- Foam paintbrush
15. Dual-sided ‘Dad & Grandpa Established’ Etched Glass
With the help of these materials, you can design a glass that only your father deserves to have.
● Etching cream
● Pint glass
● Rubbing alcohol
● Paper towel
● A pair of gloves
The instructor teaches you clearly every step, from how to use the chemicals to the way to apply the stencils to the glass.
As this project requires working with chemicals, you have to follow the safety.
16. Grill Set Holder
Is your dad a BBQ lover? If yes, you should make for him a grill set holder! This gift is beautiful and will support keeping the grilling tools of your dad clean.
As the instruction, you have to prepare:
● A wood piece
● Spray paint
● Aging solution
● Spray polyurethane
● Grilling tools
and follow 6 quick steps to do this concept!
17. DIY Father’s Day Jerky Gift Basket
Men love jerkies. Therefore, you can refer to the idea of building a jerky basket for father’s day.
To complete this project, you have to attach the following materials together to make the basket:
- Small wooden crate
- Floral foam
- Papers shred
- Bamboo skewers
- Hot glue
For decoration, you can download some sign templates for free from the instructor and stick them on the item.
18. Printable Bottle Tags
These bottle tags are a small gift that will give big happiness to your dad! The task is simple to do. You just need to get the favorite beverage of your father, and then put some gift tags on it.
You can design your own tags or simply download some templates for free.
19. M&M’s Bow Tie Card
Don’t throw the M&m packages away after eating all the candies! You can recycle them to make cute bow tie cards for your father.
The materials you need for this concept are easy to get:
- Some white cardstocks
- Paper scraps
- Washi tape
- Enamel dots
- M&M packages
20. An Instagram Picture Frame
An Instagram picture frame is an easy and quick project, which you only use basic supplies to do. With this present, your dad can keep the best of his memories with you.
21. DIY Blocks Building Memories
The best thing for any dad in the world is to spend time doing activities with his children. But which activity should you do? Let the blocks decide.
You just need to use a pen and write different activities on every block. After that, put these blocks in a jar. When your dad has free time, he will pick out a block and do the activity it describes.
22. DIY Father’s Day Key Chains
For children, it is quite hard to say “I love you” with their parents, especially dads. So, instead of words, why don’t you tell your thoughts throughout keychains?
The concept is to organize the letter cubes in a sentence and combine them into a keychain. You are free to make the sentence as you like. It can be “love dad”, “father is the best”, and so on.
23. DIY Wood Grain Flask
You can give the grain flask of your father a new appearance by redecorating it! And this instruction will teach you the way to customize the flask through 5 steps.
But before starting the project, you should get the following materials:
- Stainless steel flask
- Woodgrain contact paper
- Paint marker
- Xacto knife
24. Leather Mason Jar Sleeve
You don’t need complex tools to make a leather sleeve for a mason jar. All you need are:
- Heavy-duty leather
- Snap fasteners
- Waxed cord
- Some engineering tools
Throughout 3 steps, you will learn how to measure, cut, and construct the leather on a glass jar.
As you know, leather has high insulation that will help your dad hold a hot jar of coffee or water without issue.
25. Pour-over Coffee Stand
A coffee stand will help your dad make coffee with convenience every morning. You will divide this stand into 2 parts. One to keep the cup, and the other is to keep the coffee filter.
The tools for this concept are still the basic ones. You can easily buy them from any local market or borrow them from your parents.
26. Father’s Day Card
The Father’s day card is one of the easiest ideas you can learn and do. You can buy a blank card or make one by yourself, and then decorate it.
It is not hard to make this item. You make it like the way you create a birthday card. The different thing is, you will write your best feeling for your dad on the card, instead of birthday wishes.
27. Wood-burning Crafts
This concept is similar to the father’s day card. The difference is, you will put your words on wood instead of paper.
Of course, you will feel more difficult to craft the wood. Drawing every line in the woods can not be as smooth as on the paper. But after you complete the project, the result definitely will be more impressive.
28. DIY No-Sew Bow Tie for Dad
Does your dad often wear shirts? You should give him a cute handmade bow tie!
The item is easy to make but very beautiful. The tie also does not have sew so that your dad can wear it with convenience.
The great thing is, this item does not cost you much. You can reuse the fabric from your dress or shirt to make this tie.
Don’t forget to decorate the gift with paint and alligator clips after completing the project.
29. DIY Engraved Wood Mousepad
You don’t have to do complex presents for your dad. Redecorating his working items is already great! If the work tools are beautiful, your dad even has more inspiration to get good job results.
A great concept for this type of gift is a DIY mouse pad. From the instruction, you will learn all the steps, from sketching, drawing, and crafting the item.
30. DIY Father’s Day Tie Herb Pot
Another good idea you can learn is to dress a herb pot up with a tie. The job is so simple that young children can do it with no trouble.
For this project, you will need:
- A craft glue
- A scrapbook paper
- A flower pot
31. Printable Gift
Are you too busy to do complex presents? Do you need a quick gift, but it must impress your dad! How about some printable gifts?
You can design your own templates or download them for free from the internet. After that, print them out on craft paper or a poster.
To impress your dad, you must choose the sentences that describe the greatness of your dad. In the instruction link, there are several samples of good sentences that you can refer to.
32. “We’re Nuts About You” Photo Frame
Photo frames are always the most interesting gifts anyone can give to his or her fathers. You can make a DIY frame for your dad so that he can store the best photos of his beloved family.
In a funny way to say, you can also use this photo frame as a great way to tell your dad that “We’re nuts about you, dad!”.
33. Natural Branch Coasters
Do you know that you can use a tree limb for multiple purposes instead of tossing it away?
With this natural material, you can make a lot of things for your father, a beautiful set of handmade coasters, for example.
Your dad can use these coasters to protect many of his items from water rings and spills. Also, these items can work as the best decoration for his working desk.
34. Number One Dad Memory Box
Your dad definitely has some memory items. Thus, you can design and build a wooden box to help him protect these pieces of stuff. This gift is not hard to do.
With 34 best DIY father’s day gifts ideas on this list, you can now learn the concept that you like the most and begin making a wonderful present for your father.
All the instructions are very simple to learn. The only thing you need is to be careful and follow all the safety precautions.
Have you enjoyed this list? If yes, please share it with your friends! Probably, they are also looking for some great concepts of gifts for their fathers.